April 2011

  1. Chouf Ouchouf at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soutbank Centre

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 27 April 2011Performance April 2011

    ‘…when the acrobats suddenly strip off their tracksuits and explode into a joyous, catcalling, virtuoso display, the impact is all the more exhilarating. Clambering and shouldering into human pyramids; criss-crossing the stage in a dazzle of back flips and… 

  2. Chouf Ouchouf at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soutbank Centre

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Wednesday 27 April 2011Performance April 2011

    ‘Weaving together contemporary performance and traditional Moroccan acrobatics, the show Chouf Ouchouf, which sets off on a UK tour after its run at London’s Southbank, evokes the urgent joys and perils of a crowded old quarter.’ 

  3. Wim Wenders in Pina (3D) at Curzon Cinemas

    Press Review Philip French, Observer, Wednesday 27 April 2011Performance April - May 2011

    ‘It’s an immensely attractive film that uses 3D interestingly to create theatrical space and it makes one want to learn more about Bausch and the development of her art.’ 

  4. Wim Wenders in Pina (3D) at Curzon Cinemas

    Press Review Peter Bradshaw, Guardian, Wednesday 27 April 2011Performance April - May 2011

    ‘…a tremendous film that sets out to make the new 3D technology an integral part of what is being created – a film with clarity and passion.’  

  5. Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soutbank Centre

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Wednesday 27 April 2011Performance April 2011

    ‘For anyone interested in the threads connecting art and culture, this was tantalising stuff, with Jeyasingh touching artfully on ideas about the stage space, migration, classicism, artifice and integration – and rather outclassing an underprepared Alibhai… 

  6. Royal Ballet in Manon at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 27 April 2011Performance in rep until 4 June 2011

    ‘McRae’s partnership with Benjamin is ardent and assured. One of the Royal Ballet’s most experienced ballerinas, Benjamin dances Manon with eager freshness.’  

  7. News: The rise & rise of Steven McRae

    Wednesday 27 April 2011

    A Royal Ballet Principal dancer at the age of 25 and currently taking a leading role in Manon, McRae talks to the Telegraph, 26 April 2011 Continue Reading

  8. Royal Ballet 'Manon' Steven McRae & Leanne Benjamin. Photo: Johan Persson. 2011

    Review: Royal Ballet in Manon at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 27 April 2011— Performance: in rep until 4 June 2011

    Reviewed: 21 April 2011 The hype that recently welcomed Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as the first new full-length ballet to premiere at the Royal Opera House for sixteen years brings into sharper focus… Continue Reading

  9. Interview: Kenichi Ebina Q&A

    Wednesday 27 April 2011

    Kenichi Ebina is a solo, self taught dance performer from Japan. He’s performing in Breakin’ Convention, the International Festival of Hip Hop Dance Theatre at Sadler’s Wells in May – an… Continue Reading

  10. Feature: Rambert Dance Company 2011

    Tuesday 26 April 2011

    In 2011, Rambert Dance Company celebrates 85 years at the heart of British dance May’s programme features Paul Taylor’s Roses, Monolith by Tim Rushton and Henrietta Horn’s Cardoon Club Catch R… Continue Reading

  11. Feature: Flawless 'Chase The Dream'

    Tuesday 26 April 2011

    Chase the Dream features the high energy street dance Flawless has become famous for; acrobatic moves and a slick performance style, plus a soundtrack packed with hits. Catch Flawless in London at the Peacock T… Continue Reading

  12. Feature: Free to dance - the London Marathon!

    Thursday 21 April 2011

    UPDATE“It took an exhausting 8 hours and 50 minutes and it was surely the most intense but rewarding experience of my life – the crowds and runners were just incredible, and the atmosphere every time… Continue Reading

  13. Feature: Win Pina tickets & posters!

    Thursday 21 April 2011

    !! Pina – a 3D film by Wim Wenders in UK cinemas from 22 April – in 3D at Curzon’s Mayfair, Chelsea, Richmond and hmvcurzon Wimbledon. **Shortly before her sudden death in 2009 legendary German… Continue Reading

  14. Dance UK/Royal Society of Medicine Conference, 'From injury to performance', 4 April. 
Angela Towler (Rambert), Helen Laws (Dance UK), Denise Lewis (Olympic Gold Medalist)

    News: From injury to performance

    Wednesday 20 April 2011

    Dancers, athletes, medical practitioners and therapists took part in a conference organised recently by Dance UK and the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) – From injury to performance: Lessons to share in da… Continue Reading

  15. Feature: Sonia Sabri's Kathakbox

    Wednesday 20 April 2011

    !! Kathakbox is choreographer and Kathak dancer Sonia Sabri’s latest production, which London audiences can catch at The Place on Saturday 7 May. Combining Kathak, body percussion, hip hop poetry and movem… Continue Reading

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